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Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Hanuka to all

and if you dont celebrate Hanuka, it happens to be Hanuka today so let the world rejoice with the light of the miracles that God gives to all, not just any one select group. "We are all in it together"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A question for the season

does it bother you when people say happy holidays? do you wonder what holidays they may be thinking about or would you rather they say Merry Christmas or whatever it is they celebrate?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

my kids grew up without believing in santa

my oldest daughter had a rumble with a neighbor claiming that santa was not real. the other littl girl got very very upset and ran home crying. Her  parents came over and begged me to tell kelly that Megan was kidding. I did it! (they were 5 years old)

did I do the right thing?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

about Santa

that's a hard one
fantasy is nice

imagination is a good thing to have

Santa is an interesting issue.

some kids grow up without Santa -- not just most of the kids in the world, but many Christians -- the kids don't seem to be any worse for it.

kids like Santa because of the idea of getting gifts -- he fulfills wishes.  people like that.

kids get over it eventually.

but a kid without Santa isn't deprived.

and regarding the 12 - yr old

I think the truth is in order. 

Is Santa Clause a Lie?

Can we enjoy fantasy and magic without making it into an ethical issue with children?  Isn't it fun to believe in magic?  Doesn't "reality" come soon enough?  Aren't most children intuitive enough to figure it out without adults making it into some big emotional dilemma? 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

why do we have to lie

why can't we live out life honestly

Sunday, November 8, 2009

why do we lie to our children

I never got that! what is benefit of telling a child a lie please explain because it seems wrong to me.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Susie, that is tough

I remember my daughter when she was 5 years old got into a rumble with a classmate because my daughter  told her that santa clause is her father and the other girl did not take it well :)

My opinion is honesty, is, the, best, policy, He may get a bit mad that you didnt do it sooner, but he will get over it and will rise to the occassion and will be the best support you can ever have. However, dont tell him too much too fast, just little droplets of truth, and try to spin it in a positive light,

that is my opinion only and I stick to it :) Let me know what you decide and how it goes

how to tell your child you have lied to him.

I have a bit of a prediciment, How do i tell my twelve year old son that there is no such thing as santa and that mummy can't afford to buy him his motorbike he wants for Christmas... help any suggetsions.

money is the root of children...

I say this because if I had'nt have had money to get drunk then I wouldn't have had so many children. Well not that four is too many and not that I was drunk every time i got pregnant but it does cost a lot to keep them.

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